Services
Children’s Community Nurse Team
About Us

The Children’s Community Nurse Team (CCNT) provides support to children and young people with complex health needs requiring follow-up care or treatment in the community delivered by a registered children’s nurse. 

The Children’s Community Nursing Team can deliver training and advice to families and settings that will enable a child /young person to access their Community i.e.Nursery, School, Youth Clubs etc.


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Halton and St Helens Children’s Complex Needs Service

Monday – 9am – 5pm
Tuesday – 9am – 5pm
Wednesday – 9am – 5pm
Thursday – 9am – 5pm
Friday – 9am – 5pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

Bank Holidays – Closed

Contact details

T: 0151 495 5448
F: 0151 495 5440

Please leave a message our voicemail is checked at 9am, 12pm and 3pm daily from Monday to Friday and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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Other Information

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Halton

Who might be referred to us?

  • Children and young people with a chronic/long term health care needs that require nursing care, ongoing support and advice on health conditions.
  • Children and young people who are reliant on medical technology, for example, naso-gastric feeding tube, gastrostomy, tracheostomy and ventilation support
  • Children and Young People with life limiting or life threatening conditions who require nursing care or support.
  • Children and young people who require a package of care to support their care at home, CCNT liaise with, and support, the local commissioning board, Children’s Continuing Care Nurses and care agencies to ensure that the child’s/young person’s needs are identified and addressed.
  • Facilitate preferred place of care for the end of life for a child/young person and their family.

Short breaks programme

We offer a short break service following assessment to support families at times of crisis dependant on availability and until statutory services can be provided.


Aims of our service

To support you by providing short periods of respite care for your child or young person within your own home or a nursery/school setting.

To provide appropriate play and stimulation to encourage your child to participate in activities.

To undertake specific nursing care as necessary during respite sessions ensuring your child’s safety and well-being at all times.

This can include feeds, medication, tracheostomy care and suctioning.


What happens on referral?

Referrals to the service would normally come via a healthcare professional, parents and carers.

Professionals must use the referral form. This includes referral information, consent and nursing support or interventions required.

The team will then contact you/referrer within 48 hours to discuss the referral and agree what follow up care is needed.

The CCNT team with arrange a home visit or a further follow up telephone call consulation depending on the individual health needs of your child or young person.

View our Woodview Specialist Children’s Services webpage for our referral forms.


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St Helens

Who might be referred to us?

  • Children and young people with a chronic/long term health care needs that require nursing care, ongoing support and advice on health conditions.
  • Children and young people who are reliant on medical technology, for example, naso-gastric feeding tube, gastrostomy, tracheostomy and ventilation support
  • Children and Young People with life limiting or life threatening conditions who require nursing care or support.
  • Children and young people who require a package of care to support their care at home, CCNT liaise with, and support, the local commissioning board, Children’s Continuing Care Nurses and care agencies to ensure that the child’s/young person’s needs are identified and addressed.
  • Facilitate preferred place of care for the end of life for a child/young person and their family.

Short breaks programme

We offer a short break service following assessment to support families at times of crisis dependant on availability and until statutory services can be provided.


Aims of our service

To support you by providing short periods of respite care for your child or young person within your own home or a nursery/school setting.

To provide appropriate play and stimulation to encourage your child to participate in activities.

To undertake specific nursing care as necessary during respite sessions ensuring your child’s safety and well-being at all times. This can include feeds, medication, tracheostomy care and suctioning.


What happens on referral?

Referrals to the service would normally come via a healthcare professional, parents and carers.

Professionals must use the referral form. This includes referral information, consent and nursing support or interventions required.

The team will then contact you/referrer within 48 hours to discuss the referral and agree what follow up care is needed.

The CCNT team with arrange a home visit or a further follow up telephone call consulation depending on the individual health needs of your child or young person.


Our leaflet

About the Children’s Community Nursing Team in Halton and St Helens


SEN – The Local Offer

SEN – The Local Offer from St Helens Council


Useful links

St Helens School Nursing 

St Helens Health Visiting


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Training & Education

Training & Education

Our Complex Needs Nursing Team provides a wide range of training within community settings.

The training is carried out by qualified and experienced nursing staff and is supported by assistant practitioners, nursing assistant and admin team.

Training can be provided to parents/carers and education staff in a variety of settings.

Promoting  the best continuity of care for your child or young person and ensuring everyone looking after your child or young person understands their needs and how best to care for them.

Examples of training that can be delivered include:

  • Gastrostomy care
  • Administration of oxygen
  • Tracheostomy care & airway management
  • Ventilation NIV and LTV
  • Oral and nasal suction
  • Advice and support on epilepsy and seizure management.
  • Saturation Monitoring
  • Buccal Midazolam
  • Jejunostomy Care and Feeding
  • Nasogastric Feeding

We are a recognised placement for Student Nurses completing Nursing Degrees from regional Universities, this includes sign-off mentors for Students at the end of their academic year.


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Woodview Specialist Children’s Services in Halton

Welcome to Woodview Child Development Centre – please find below a summary about our services and how to make a referral for children and young people living in Halton

We offer a single point of referral for community based specialist therapy, nursing and paediatric services.

Additionally some referrals may require a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency assessment approach and in these cases the referral will also be reviewed by a wider group of professionals including: Speech and Language Therapy Service (provided by Chatterbugs), Educational Specialist, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHs) and Orthoptist Service.

Following extensive consultation with partners we have updated the referral documentation. We are pleased to launch the new referral forms to be used by professionals from 18th March 2019.

Referrals will be considered from:

  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCo) from a school or Early Years setting
  • Health professionals such as a health visitor, school nurse or therapist
  • Social Care professional such as an Early Years or Social Worker
  • Medical professional such as a GP or hospital doctor (secondary and tertiary care)

Once the referral for the child or young person has been reviewed by all of the specialist services and partners the parent/carer and the referrer will be informed by letter (or email if indicated on the referral form) the decision either:

  • Confirmation of the service or services that have accepted the referral for assessment, advice and if needed treatment

or

  • Informed that the referral has not been accepted with an explanation and signposting suggestions
  • Confirmation that the referral has been accepted by the Multi-disciplinary Team for MD assessments; this process is managed by the MDT Case Coordinator based at Woodview CDC

Children and young people accepted by the Multi- Disciplinary Team (MDT) are likely to have either a known (previously diagnosed) or suspected condition that requires an integrated and coordinated assessments to decide on a diagnosis and/or provide an integrated package of care for treatment, conditions likely to be seen by the MDT:

  • Global developmental delay
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Social communication difficulties
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome
  • Neurological condition

We hold a weekly MDT meeting and all referrals are triaged on a weekly basis.



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Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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